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the trump family and team trump lobbied for pence and this was the picture at teterboro airport in new jersey, across the river from new york city. we think that is pence's plane. a man with silver hair left the plane and got into ground transportation. and that we do believe is mike pence he will be introduced tomorrow as donald trump's running mate in new york city. i'll join sara bloomquist is cleveland for the republican convention, our reports continue through the final gavel next thursday. and hillary clinton campaigned with senator tim kaine in his home state and earlier today a luncheon on capitol hill she assured she will pick a
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qualified vp candidate. world news tonight with david muir will have more on the race for the white house and donald trump's vice presidential pick. mike pence, that is next at 6:30 after "action news." and we have breaking news out of the city of niece, france where an apparent terrorist attack happened where a vehicle drove through the crowd and dozens of people hit, and there could be dozens of fatalities here. the crowd was attacked outside during bastille celebrations, the attack has left a number of people dead in the street and that city is now on lockdown and we'll bring you more information as we get it. and now bad news delivered by
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septa, 120 silver liner cars are out of service longer than hoped for. and not to mention tens of thousands of commuters. we got a close up look at the reason why. we got under the hood actually the train. to see evidence of the cracks in the train car suspense. john rawlins is live at the septa maintenanceance yard in the overbrook section of the city. you have the full story. >> reporter: that is right. two weeks into this and septa is facing an engineering mystery here, theiner 5 cars like that one above me is 3 to 6 years old and are having problems they shouldn't have at this age and nobody is sure why. reporters invited to crowd under a silver liner rail car where this worker points with a flashlight into the undercarriage, and there a
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stress crack can be seen in a critical point. there was nothing visible to the naked eye but when a dye is used it can be seen. septa knows where the cracks are but until the how and why they occurred is solves they can't find a fix. they hope that lab results will shed light soon. >> we are compiling the data and we should be able to share -- >> in the meantime rail riders dealing with crowded rush hour trains and delays on certain lines. >> the trenton line is awful, we hear a bunch of excuses. >> initially they hoped that the septa fleet would return to service by labor day. >> we will not have the fleet back on labor day. we are shooting to have cars
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back in service by labor day but we want to make sure they are safe. >> at this point it appears that they are hoping for 5 to 10 cars back by labor day as for the rest they are not giving a date at this point. we are in a holding pattern waiting for the lab results. 120 of septa's newest cars, they cost $2 million a piece sitting idle as everybody waits for information. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. philadelphians were looking for relief from the heat and humidity today and some found it in the fountains of logan square, the city's heat index surpassed 100 and we are not done yet. cecily tynan is outside with the latest information from accuweather. >> today was officially the hottest day so far this year. the temperature in philadelphia hit 96 degrees beating last wednesday's high of 95. then you factor in the dew
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points in the 70s. the high humidity and the heat index the way it felt this afternoon. 103, you know conditioners were cranking today and we had triple digits heat indexes across our viewing area, allentown felt like 100 and trenton and wilmington a heat index of 101, and dover reporting the peak heat index of 111, now that excessive heat warning along the i-95 corridor that area in pink, however the heat advisories they expire at 8:00 tonight. i'll talk more about that and the weekend coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> we want to remind you if you have heat related issues, you
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can call the heat line. the number, 215-765-9040. they will answer your calls until midnight and again tomorrow. >> the state of pennsylvania will kick in $10 million in efforts to resolve the contaminated well water in horsham and nearby communities. vernon odom has that story. >> joe and judy are 50 year residents of horsham. they have used well water for years. federal testers told them that their private well like horshams is contaminated from chemicals left over from the former willow grove air station. chemicals linked to cancer and they have lost lots of neighbors to cancer. >> over the years people just passed away and i don't know what to say. >> yes, from cancer.
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and now this is coming out i would say it's from the water. >> the navy now delivers water to them and others here for drinking and cooking. cancer they fear caused by the water seems to surround them. >> so many people on this street have died. >> of? >> of cancer. and we have so many people that have cancer. kidney cancer behind us and the young fellow across the street colon cancer. >> sanctions by governor wolf it on the way to horsham to remove the dangerous chemicals from the water supply. >> we'll work together to assure these funs are delivered as quickly as possible and we can ensure the residents of horsham have clean, safe drinking water for the future. >> with the state of pennsylvania now funding a long-term solution, township
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authorities promise to have a short-term plan up and running by the end of the this year. here are the instructions, call if you can and text if you can't. in camden county the 911 call center is accepting either call for help. newly installed technology makes the camden county communications center one of the first in new jersey to accept and respond to texts. officials say that texting is useful in emergency situations when you don't have phone reception. and they hosted a vigil tonight to remember a man that was shot and killed by police in st. paul, minnesota. the vigil to honor philando castille took part in north hiladelphia. he was gunned down earlier this
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month for being pulled over for a busted taillight and his girlfriend was in the passenger seat and vealed it live on facebook. in the wake of the police shootings and gun violence, president barack obama will speak to america tonight during a nationally televised town hall. he will focus on reducing tensions between police and the public and we urge you to watch the president and the people a national conversation tonight at 8:00 here on channel 6. american water is moving its headquarters and moving 600 current employees to camden. the company is the latest to take up residence along the waterfront. it rises at one water street near campbells field. they are consolidating employees from five south jersey locations, the $1 billion development, includes office space as w a hotel and
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retail and residential. >> coming up on "action news" tonight, it is prime blueberry picking, in south jersey. i'll show you what you should look for to assure you get the best of the crop. and the flying wallendas soar over the jersey shore, in an attempt to break a record. air. temperatures in the mid-90s and dew point in the 70s, but slightly drier air out to the west. that will move in tomorrow. i'll have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: and cecily we have got a nice breeze at the moment here down the shore in sea isle city. it's pretty hot but we do what we can do beat the heat and humidity. we'll have the shore forecast coming up from sea isle city. >> and ducis rogers with the arriveal of a long awaited sixer when "action news" continues tonight.
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if you are a fan of blueberries, this is your time of year, we say without bias that there are new better blueberries than new jersey blueber blueberries. just ask new jersey correspondent, nora muchanic. >> it's it's height of the blueberry season just ask the farm intabernacle. >> there is plenty of them and the quality is fantastic. >> when you look for a quality of a blueberry, that real powder looking blue, that is what the consumer wants. >> workers pick two crates a day, and they are halled to the
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process plants where they are sorted and packed and sent to a distributor, they are sold under crop top. >> they all love it. it's just non-stop blueberries. >> 2016 marks the 100th anniversary that blueberries were introduced to people for sale. new jersey's $80 billion blueberry crop is the fifth largest in the nation. 66 million pounds are produced annually. farmer dave burger said he lost 60% of hi earlier crop because of weather problems. >> we bring the bees in and we had eight days of rainy weather and the bee stayed in the box and did not come out and do their work.
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>> his made and late season crop is doing well but a painful reminder that farmers are always at the mercy of mother nature.
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joining the sixers today -- >> the pieces are coming into place, dario sarge got out of his overseas contract he is finally state side. the forward arrives in philadelphia late this afternoon. here he is at the airport. is he expected to sign his sixer's contract soon? >> they have been trying to lan sarge for two years. to leave the airport sarge had to go through customs and jeff skversky. >> dario how much of an impact do you think can you make at the sixers. >> it's hard to talk about how far we can do as a team. i think what i learn is important about basketball is about chemistry and if we find
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that relation, we can be a good team. >> the sixers face brooklyn in summer league play, ben simmons will not play he is getting more rest. >> little wind means zero trouble for the golfers at the british open and zero trouble for phil mickelson who is the leader. first on the par 3, 14th hole hey louive the putter in the bag you will not need it. that is a hole in one, he had an another one at the masters this year. and phil mickelson for birdie, this puts him 8 under par, here sat 18, another birdie attempt this would set the record for a low score at a major, straight on but not in. phil has a three shot lead and
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he tied the record oh so close. >> it was one of the best roundses i ever played and i want to share a tear, i saw the ball in the center and had the surge of adrenalin that i 62 and then the heart break that i didn't and watched that ball lift out. it was wow, it stings, it really stings. >> remember that one for a long time. the tour de france's ultimate test in cycling not talking about the stretchous course. wait for it, he crashes into the back of a motorcycle. this is the leader chris, he is on foot because the damage to his bike, he runs a kilometer before getting on another bike,
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after a review officials allowed him to retain the yellow jersey. dangerous out there. >> it is. a new world record was set in atlantic city from high above the atlantic ocean, darren wallenda broke the record for hanging from a helicopter for several hours, it went from the port and back again.
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impressive heat and humidity, here is cecily tynan.
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>> the hottest day so far this year, i had trouble get dogs to go outside. i want to stay in the air conditioning and eat the ice cubes. no rain or storms to cool us off ever being you step outside and the air mass hits you like a brick. right now the air temperature is 94 degrees, 93 in allentown un92 in millville and 92 in wilmington. we have dew points in philadelphia around 70 degrees and it makes you feel like 100, feels like 100 as well as the atlantic city airport and dover feels like 103, the good news is, i think this is the most brutal day we'll have in a while. the bad news is, we are not going to cool off much. just have some slightly drier air moving in. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we are rain free and we had a tornado warning for northampton county for this afternoon. that system pushes over new england and partly cloudy and
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sticky and 77 in philadelphia and 72 in allentown and 72 in cape may and wilmington. it heats up quickly tomorrow morning, the heat index tracker showing that by 10:00 it's feeling like 93 degrees, if you want to go out and get exercise, do it early in the day if you can. by 4:00, 97 degrees and feeling like 95 by 6:00, instead of heat index values in the triple digits it feels like the 90s tomorrow. the but the air temperature will be another hot day with a high of 94 degrees and this cold front stalls over us on saturday. what that means is temperatures trim back a little bit to 90 degrees and we have slightly drier air across the northwest suburbs and could get a thunderstorm on saturday night. a great place to be in or near the water, that is what meteorologist, melissa magee
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did, she is in sea isle city. is it feeling better melissa >> reporter: you know it feels better because there is a breeze, that is what be feel at the shore. i have mike at the helm, he is steering and eventually i'll take over. i don't know, i don't want to. we have the shore forecast covered for you, mostly sunny and a high temperature of 78 degrees and into saturday it's not bad a mixture of sunshine and clouds and warm with a late day shower or thunderstorm moving in with the front and a high of 85, on sunday a partly sunny skies and ocean temperature at 78, we are having a blasts here down at the shore, we have mike's seafood and fill up ore bellies and now it's time to set off. we were sitting on the dock of the bay and now it's time to go.
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>> thank you melissa. great job she has there. >> the exclusive accuweather forecast, another hot one tomorrow. 94 degrees and dew points in the 60s and heat index in the upper 90s and saturday a mixture of unseason clouds and 90 degrees and the possibility of thunderstorms stormtracker 6 live double scan showing it's bulk of this is saturday and monis when the humidity returns and a high of 93 degrees and a cold front will bring us showers and thunderstorms on tuesday. with a high of 89 and then temperatures dip a little bit on wednesday, 88 degrees and thursday it gets hot again with a high of 90 degrees. the normal high for this time of year is 87. temperatures are above normal every day of the next week. >> abc world news is next on
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channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rogers. and please join us for a special report at 11:00 here on channel 6. excitement is building for the dnc but "action news" is investigating if philadelphians will foot a massive bill to secure the city. wendy saltzman travels to washington to get details on a $40 million federal grant and the scrutiny that comes with taking the cash. wendy asked local officials are doing to safe guard residents from picking unthe costs. we'll have the exclusive report at 11:00 tonight. for cecily tynan and ducis rogers, i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. the terror fears amid chaos and gunfire. the pictures coming in right now from overseas. reports of a vehicle plowing into a crowd celebrating bastille day. and now fears there could be dozens dead. was this terror? also tonight, breaking news on donald trump. his big announcement on the way, and tonight, campaign sources telling abc news all signs point to indiana governor mike pence. the tense standoff. >> stop. >> we have new video of police shooting an unarmed teen. the tension building during a traffic stop. why officers say they opened fire on the young driver. severe storms on the move from texas to maine tonight. powerful winds blowing over trucks on the highway. and where the storms are hitting in the coming hours. and prince harry, following in his mother's footsteps. the groundbreaking moment.


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